Beautifully Landscaped Queen Anne in Historic Cambridge Neighborhood
August 5, 2019
Courtesy of Gibson Sotheby's International Realty
CAMBRIDGE, MA - The lush landscape surrounding 44 Avon Hill Street in Cambridge will have you dreaming of summer afternoons spent outdoors.
In a leafy pocket of coveted Avon Hill, the house has been beautifully kept, remaining steadfast through modernization to its Queen Anne roots. The resulting space, with its soaring ceilings and soft ivory walls, feels airy and contemporary while retaining much of its original flair, thanks to its textured shingles and ornate fixtures throughout.
A willowy path leads through a secret garden to the front door. Upon entry, you are greeted by a beautiful hall punctuated by gorgeous leaded glass windows and even more plants. In contrast to the verdant landscape, the interior color palette largely boasts white, black and rich brown hues. Each of the rooms are bathed in sunlight, bringing a subtle sheen to the home’s hardwoods. The kitchen, designed for those who love to share in the joy of cooking, is the home’s heart and soul, complete with a built-in banquette that sits in a breakfast nook with natural light pouring in from windows above. Adjacent to the kitchen, the dining room is expansive enough for hosting large parties and intimate enough to enjoy family meals. Just outside, a romantic, meandering garden unfolds from one discrete space to the next, serving as the perfect setting for relaxed al fresco entertaining. The top floor master suite is its own treetop sanctuary—bright and cheery in the morning and glowing as the sun sets. A study additionally occupies the second floor, while the lower level enjoys an auxiliary apartment with its own private entrance.
Located northwest of Harvard University and just south of Porter Square, the tree-lined streets of Avon Hill are dotted with some of the finest examples of 19th-century Victorian and Second Empire residential architecture in Greater Boston. The commercial district extends from Porter Square south along Massachusetts Avenue and features a number of eclectic bookstores, boutiques, and eateries.
5 Bedrooms | 3 Full, 2 Half Baths | 4,484 Sq Ft. | Offered at $3,495,000
For more information, contact Lisa May and Lauren Holleran at 617.429.3188 or